Lincoln Chaffe stated a top priority in presidential administration would be to convert the U.S. to the metric system. It was greeted by pundits as if he said his top priority was eradication of toenail fungus. But actually its a pretty good idea.
First it’s way easier system. It’s intuitive. Based on units of ten simplifies things. A lot. There’s no confusion; e.g., is an ounce a unit of weight or volume?
Second it would be pretty easy as we’re more than halfway there. All food stuff packaging has both English and metric units, except for wine and liquor bottles which are metric. Your speedometer lists kpm in addition to mph. The scientific community uses it as does the military.
Third it would goose the economy. Put a lot of people to work changing signage (“Paduka 75 km”, “The high today will be 30. Gonna be a hot one”). Trade with other countries would be greatly simplified.
Fourth the rest of the industrialized world wouldn’t thing we’re a bunch of dopes (at least on this).
The main objection is from those who are resistant to change and say (whiny voice on): “It’d be too hard.”
Note: Sra Dog requested images other than goofy politicians. It’s Hallet’s peak (3,875m) from Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. If you looked south from Dream Lake you’d see Long’s Peak (4,346m), a popular fourteener and the tallest peak in the park.